Combine Interview: Quinton Coples

Combine Interview: Quinton Coples

INDIANAPOLIS --- Inside Carolina was at the NFL Combine this weekend for the media interview session with UNC defensive end Quinton Coples.

EXCERPTS

Do you think switching positions gives you more versatility and you can sell that as something that may be attractive to teams?
"Yeah. I take pride in being versatile. I think that has definitely raised my stock and let teams know that I can play inside and outside and I take pride in playing any position from the zero- to the nine-(technique)."

Do you feel like being a defensive end in a 4-3 is the best spot for you?
"No. I've definitely been practicing either scheme as a stand up or a 4-3 player, so I'm definitely prepared for whatever defensive scheme a team has."

At one point you were projected as high as the No. 2 overall pick. Do you think you're worthy of that pick?
"Yes sir. I feel like I should be No. 1."

Do you think it was fair for North Carolina to terminate Coach Davis?
"I don't think it was fair, but it's a business just like everything else and I think the Chancellor made the best decision for what it is. Coach Davis is a great guy and he's definitely moved on and he's still coaching and doing the things he loves, so that's great."

Looking at your film from last year, what are some of the things that you think you need to improve on?
"Getting off on the ball, more focus, more practicing like a professional. I think I did things right and I made plays and that's all well and dandy, but to be a professional and be great you have to work hard all the time and do the small things that I did, but didn't master like I think I should have."

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